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Documentary screening of "Vessel", about Women on Waves project

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When: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: 
Indywood Cinema
628 Elysian Fields Ave
70117 New Orleans , LA
US

**NOTE: Seating is limited. Tickets will go on sale at 7:30pm, and the screening begins at 8pm. Tickets are $8**

In honor of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the New Orleans Abortion Fund is hosting a screening of Vessel (http://vesselthefilm.com/]) at Indywood Cinema in the Marigny at 628 Elysian Fields Ave. At 7:30pm, doors open for ticket sales, networking, and mingling. After the movie, there will be more mingling!

Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.

Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/vessel-nr/Event?oid=2563792   and

https://www.facebook.com/events/816124391759627 

to learn more about the movie, see http://www.thenation.com/blog/194689/vessel-inspires-future-fight-aborti...   and  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/20/frisky-qa-dr-rebecca-gomp_n_650...

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